Greenville – A Greenville man has been sentenced to prison for the second time this year after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery.
36-year-old Ronald Brian Farquhar entered the guilty pleas Monday. Under a plea bargain arraignment, he received 12 years in prison. Farquhar was alleged to have threatened a male and female victim in the course of stealing money in March.
Indictments against him also listed two convictions from 2004.
Commerce – Commerce Police Department Lieutenant Terry Miller and Patrol Officer James Hildebrand received a standing ovation Tuesday after receiving awards for heroism following their actions this spring at the Commerce Wal-Mart.
The incident occurred on March 7 when a suspect reportedly fired shots from the Wesley Street Overpass in Greenville, then began traveling toward Commerce. Lieutenant Miller and Officer Hildebrand intercepted the vehicle on Hwy 50, and exchanged gunfire with the suspect after being fired upon.
Greenville – Straight line winds in excess of 50 miles per hour are blamed for damage to multiple Greenville homes and businesses Friday afternoon.
A band of thunderstorms pushed through the region at approximately 2:45 p.m., causing the heaviest damage in a gridded area from Sayle Street east to Wesley Street, north of Terrell Road and south of Interstate 30.
Sulphur Springs – Thursday's ceremonial groundbreaking in Sulphur Springs for the Veterans Memorial downtown begins a project that will culminate with a venue to honor Hopkins County veterans.
The interactive walk-through exhibit will feature granite slabs that show the names of local service members. The idea originated through the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Foundation, chaired by Korean War Veteran Clayton McGraw.